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Elusive City - Goodwood July 2002

Sire Elusive City won the Prix Morny, his sole race success. He was disqualified after winning his maiden and the Richmond Stakes after a banned substance was found in his samplepost-race

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

 

Fourth Listed victory
for Mixed Intention

AN Elusive City filly sold by Haras Du Saubouas at the Arqana May 2010 breeze-up sale won the second of three Listed races held at today at Longchamp.

It was a case of repeating the same feat for the Mixed Intention as all of her four race victories, from 11 starts, have been at Listed level, a winning streak that began in December as a juvenile.

She has run in four Group races this year - unfortunately every time meeting some of the best fillies in France this year. In April's Prix de la Grotte (G3) she finished second to Golden Lilac before coming home in seventh in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (G1) behind the same horse. Next time out she was beaten only by Immortal Verse in the Prix de Sandringham (G2) and then in August finished third to the improving Sandy's Charm in the Prix du Lieury (G3)

Mixed Intention was bought as a yearling by Tradexia Limited from breeders Oghill House at the Tattersalls September Yearling Sale for €13,000 having failed to catch the attentions of buyers at the Goffs November Foal Sale.  Her value improved considerably by the time she sold as a two-year-old in training - then fetching €50,000.

She is her sire's fifth most expensive breeze-up horse.

A first foal, Mixed Intention is out of Chiosina (Danehill Dancer), a half-sister to a Listed winner in Italy.

Her sire Elusive City moved to France two years ago after his daughter Elusive Wave's Group 1 sucess in France. He stands at Haras d"Etreham at €15,000 in 2011.

Elusive Wave sold for 800,000gns at the last Tattersalls December Breeding Stock Sale and was bought by MV Magnier.

 

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